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The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ

Al-Maghtas, Jordan
+962 5 359 0360
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  • Excellent42%
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1 week ago
“Well worth the visit”
21 Mar 2017
“The real Baptism Site”
Al-Maghtas, Jordan
+962 5 359 0360
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tour guide was brilliant- sadly I don't remember his name. He was an archeologist and his English was perfect. He gave a very informative tour. The site itself is very well kept and has been visited and approved by the last three popes, and...More

Thank Grace86London
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a moving historical site, only marred somewhat by the guide's brisk pace. Our guidebook had said that if you brought a car you could get a personal guide and drive around at your own pace, but that wasn't the case. Instead, we had...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving into the scrubland in the Jordan Valley you really don't expect an extraordinary awaits you. The dusty park and ride with its rudimentary facilities don't lead you to expect much either. But the mini bus drops you off in a small group and you...More

Thank Donald K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The baptism site at Al Maghtas, runs a shuttle bus that takes you around the various places of interest. You can even hope into the Jordan River and have your own private baptism if you so desire.

Thank Diotima_Aus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guide gave great history of the place. Lots of people getting baptised. Got to touch the water and take some home in a bottle. Very good place to visit

Thank Sambamax2201
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure to visit this place but take care it closes at 16:00. The front desk team can help you with the necessary arrangements

Thank Gilaine G
Reviewed 21 March 2017

For those of Christian backgrounds is a must-be visit, to see the real Baptism site (not the purely commercial shopping-centre like installation at the Israeli side).

Thank Ropongi
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I am by no means a Christian but as a Muslim .. we do believe in Jesus ofcourse and he plays a big part in our faith. The place is spiritually amazing spot to be in. If you are into religion and history it's an...More

1  Thank MsJiJi
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely a place to visit especially if you are a Catholic. This place reminds you of being a Christian. I was with my wife and 2 kids, we drove going there and we bought tickets for the bus trip to the site,its 12jd each. Beautiful...More

Thank Paolo D
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Take me to the river drop me in the water the water- on of the most famous rivers in the world The Jordan

Thank Michael S
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Hello, is it possible to be baptised there? And if so what is the procedure and is there a Priest there on site? Many thanks. Tom, London, England.
1 August 2016|
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Response from CNedog | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tom, When I was there in May the guide at the site suggested that to me for my kids. I would have to pay something like 15JD for each in order to purchase a t-shirt from the church for this occasion and get them... More
how to get there if we are going in a group trip and how safe we are on the way
22 March 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
Safety is not a problem at all. I have been there twice and I do appreciate that people can have a perception of danger because of its location, but you could not be safer. Everybody is there to witness a past event and... More
Hello !!! What is the easiest to get to Bethany Beyond the Jordan from Israel . Thanks
26 September 2015|
Response from Stewart S | Reviewed this property |
There is no easy way. There are numerous checkpoints and security border posts. Sometimes the border closes early for a holiday and you are stuck. Best actually to fly from Lod Airport near Tel Aviv to Amman on Arkia... More